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CRESCENDO team after concert

An interdisciplinary team of faculty and students turn environmental impact data into music

USF Anthropologist Heather O’Leary turned her coastal impact data into music that people could understand and enjoy. The project, CRESCENDO, is an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students working together to create and disseminate moving music about the environment.

February 20, 2024Campus News, Research and Innovation, Sustainability

St. Pete Science Festival school day

St. Petersburg Science Festival & MarineQuest returns with exciting new STEM and art exhibits

The St. Petersburg Science Festival and MarineQuest returned with more hands-on activities than ever before, including a mobile aquarium, seagrass maze and a shark show utilizing virtual reality. The event aims to inspire creativity, engage curiosity and deepen knowledge of science and the arts.

February 7, 2024Community Partnerships, Events, Research and Innovation

Panel discussion during the St. Pete Conference on World Affairs

Global affairs conference explored how artificial intelligence is changing the world

Distinguished speakers from around the world discussed issues related to international relations, business, culture and climate change through the lens of artificial intelligence at the largest conference on global affairs in the Tampa Bay region.

February 1, 2024Community Partnerships, Events

Picture of Helen Sweatt who was a policewoman at St. Petersburg Police Department

History Harvest uncovers thought-provoking stories in the community

When Helen Sweatt submitted an old photo of herself to USF St. Petersburg’s History Department, its historical significance initially went unnoticed. The image was part of the first-ever History Harvest, where community members brought in their family heirlooms and participated in a conversation with students about the object's significance.

January 10, 2024Campus News, Research and Innovation

Steps going up to old Fort Dade at Egmont Key

Exploring sustainable tourism on Egmont Key through virtual reality

A group of students spent the day exploring sustainable tourism on Egmont Key through an app developed at USF that digitally documents the island's rich history. The software application brings the buildings of old Fort Dade to life through virtual and augmented reality technologies.

November 6, 2023Campus News, Research and Innovation, Sustainability

Students examine family keepsakes and heirlooms from the community

Uncovering our community’s artifacts and stories

A unique learning experience allowed History students the chance to examine more than a dozen artifacts ranging from Tuskegee Airmen nurse uniform pins to a "Don't Kiss Me" necklace worn by babies during the Tuberculosis outbreak of the early 1900s.

September 22, 2023Campus News, Community Partnerships

USF sailing team prepares for practice on St. Petersburg campus

USF sailing team trains year-round on Tampa Bay

The USF sailing team competes nationally, benefitting from year-round training at the St. Petersburg campus located on Tampa Bay. The team consists of a women's varsity team and a coed sailing club with students from all three USF campuses.

September 13, 2023Campus News

'Snakeman' studies snake fungal disease for his master's thesis

‘Snakeman’ studies venomous snakes to learn more about fungal disease found in Florida

Shiv Shukla, a graduate student in conservation biology, is studying a snake fungal disease found in Florida. See what he plans to do with the findings inside the herpetology lab at USF, where Shukla tests the venomous and non-venomous snakes.

July 13, 2023Campus News, Research and Innovation

USF Honors College students visit Europe to learn about Holocaust

Educational trip to Europe provides impactful experience, teaches significance of the Holocaust

Eighteen students who took an educational abroad trip to Europe focusing on the Holocaust came back with a deeper understanding of one of the darkest periods in history.

July 5, 2023Campus News

Volume of industries

Graduate students analyze historical data to inform future city planning

A partnership between the City of St. Petersburg and USF’s Muma College of Business provided a group of graduate students the opportunity to analyze historical data that could help the city make informed decisions about future growth in the community.

June 5, 2023Campus News, Community Partnerships

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

New Emerging Technology Lab will allow students to explore augmented and virtual reality in the classroom

USF's College of Education wants to ensure students know how to utilize the latest technology through a new Emerging Technology Lab being developed on the St. Petersburg campus.

May 18, 2023Campus News, Research and Innovation

UMatter students celebrate graduation

First cohort of students with intellectual disabilities completes UMatter Program

Six students with intellectual disabilities became the first cohort to complete UMatter, an inclusive postsecondary education program at USF St. Petersburg that allows students to experience campus life and helps them pursue a career.

May 15, 2023Campus News, Research and Innovation

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